Last year I kind of put together a little list of some of the most important lessons I’ve learned thus far.
So let’s continue the theme here?
Instead of making a huge list though, we’ll keep it short & simple.
Because quality over quantity!! On that note:
The Coyotes Howl But The Caravan Keeps Moving:
This quote gives me life.
Remember this post? This has been the year that I really detached from negative social media comments. Because even though there’s SO much amazing positivity, there’s some negativity too. It’s the nature of the beast. It JUST comes with the positive.
If someone has something negative to say, I don’t respond UNLESS of course it’s something that makes sense responding to.
If you’re a blogger or influencer or whatever, don’t let other people bring you down. You have the power to kind of say, “what you think about me is none of my business.” HA!
So ya, the coyotes may howl but keep that caravan moving!
Quality Over Quantity:
So basic but sorry, SO true. I’d rather have a handful of people who call me on my shit, put me in my place, & say it how it is.
I am drawn to smart, witty, sharp, loyal people. To be real, I feel like I put a lot of energy into my business so the energy I have left is now always invested in people who are bright lights.
If someone is toxic, step away. I’m not nice about it, but I’m not mean about it either. It just isn’t a fit sometimes. I remember once on Real Housewives of NYC when Bethenny said she didn’t want to cut off jealous Jill Zarin, she just wanted to slowly step away. There’s something OK about slowly stepping away, you know?
Ultimately there aren’t enough hours in the day to spend with people who aren’t your people.
Reserve the energy for people who are worth it.
To be blunt, manifest good people, cut the toxicity, & step away from something that’s not right for you. Avoid bullshit.
Meditation, Reflection, Books, Music, & Dogs:
LASTLY…This is so on point for THIS year… For the past five years I’ve been nose to the grindstone building my business & having laser focus. This has been wondrous in some ways…but there’s been a lot of sacrifice.
This year I basically said STOP.
Sit still, relax, read a book, & turn off social media for a day. It’s been very liberating & something I would recommend to anyone who’s a GO, GO, GO type of person.
Mediation in the mornings has been…well, life-changing. Sitting still to reflect on life has been something I’ve never done until recently. I re-fell in love with one of my favorite hobbies this year: reading. Reading felt like I was taking my eye off my business & now it feels like something that enhances every part of life overall. Music like Bossanova or smooth jazz is something I start the morning off with because it’s therapeutic & helps anxiety. & lastly, DOGS. They helped heal my tragic, horrific jaw surgery recovery. I love them more than life.
So there you have it: my small list of three things I’ve REALLY learned ( or re-learned this year ). Birthdays are cool because they provide perspective, right?
Ok! Well on that note, we are off to explore Florence, Italy. Would love to hear your recommendations. PLEASE share any restaurants, museums, pizza joints, etc. Florence is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I can’t believe it really. Michael is currently keeping a little list for an itinerary post. Come along on Snapchat!
Thank you for all the sweet birthday messages. I’ve never felt so loved!
Love you guys, lauryn x